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Wisden Cricket Monthly – Issue 22


The August issue of Wisden Cricket Monthly, out July 25, is available to order now.

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  • Cover story – In this souvenir issue we celebrate the England men’s team’s extraordinary World Cup win, and consider what comes next in the game’s ongoing quest to inspire and energise the next generation.
  • Chris Woakes, England’s star opening bowler, gives us the inside track, taking us right back to the start of the show and rolling through to that mind-bending finale.
  • Columnist Jonathan Liew asks if English cricket can truly capitalise on this moment – he has his doubts – while editor-in-chief Phil Walker assesses the impact at grassroots level.
  • Elsewhere it’s Ashes time. Jon Hotten pens a beautiful, elegiac piece about the contest’s enduring mystique; and Sam Perry, of the Grade Cricketer, looks at Australia’s obsession with pace.
  • And Rob Smyth speaks to some of the hapless English batsmen charged with deciphering the Warne code from the blond’s breakthrough Ashes in 1993.
  • Plus all this: our secret cricketer on lunatic coaches; James Taylor’s poignant brilliance; Robin Smith’s life in cricket, our packed club cricket section, and the best young female cricketers in the world.